Things happen FAST around here in terms of jobs, I must say.
Last Thursday morning, before going in to work, I noticed that I had a message on my phone. It had come in the night before but I hadn't realized it. It was from a huge church in Dallas asking me if, by chance, I had time to come in for an interview that day (Thursday). I called back and said yes and met with the Executive Director and Executive Minister for an interview. Interview went well and I drove back to FW to my church to work. Got a call that afternoon offering me the job! Wow! They work fast! I talked to David about it and then called them back and accepted.
Really exciting opportunity; I'm thrilled about it!
So I told my church about it yesterday, giving them the 30 days notice. My last Sunday there will be April 29th. Definitely bittersweet -- I'll hate leaving this congregation, but . . . it is what it is. They're hoping to be in negotiations with a candidate and have someone on board by June, so I'm not leaving them in a huge lurch.
It's going to be so different serving a huge church like this. Staff of 37! They have an orchestra accompanying the choir every Sunday! They've built a lovely new InterFaith Prayer Chapel on the grounds. Feed about 200 people who are homeless every Saturday. So many ministries at this place that it's going to take me a while just to learn about them all.
Thanks be to God....I'm grateful.